Reviewing the Call of Duty Series by DiAnn Mills
All three books of the Call of Duty Series by DiAnn Mills, Breach of Trust, Sworn to Protect, & Pursuit of Justice appeared on my Summer Reading List and I’ve had the chance to read two of the three so far (if you note my Goodreads widget, I have started the third). For those unfamiliar with the work of DiAnn Mills, she is a Christian Fiction author that tends on the side of light and fluffy. She has written a few Christian Romance novels, but her best work seems to be her suspense. Unlike a lot of Christian fiction authors that I have encountered, Mills seems to be able to communicate the Bible and theology more solidly.
The Call of Duty series follows three women in three different branches of law enforcement as they wrestle with some aspect of what their job requires and their faith. In good formulaic fashion, there is also a life threatening danger, and a love interest…but I digress.
The first in the series, Breach of Trust, surprised me. Although I would not wax poetic about Mills prose, the story is interesting, and she does a good job of giving depth to the characters. In this first volume, Paige is a former CIA agent who was forced out by an agent who turned. She assumes a new identity and comes to faith, but is reminded regularly of her past. She faces difficult choices as she struggles with her faith and the false identity she has taken on. Mills handles the issues thoughtfully, and gave me pause to think.
The second in the series is Sworn to Protect which is about Border Agent Danika Morales. Her husband was killed the same day she discovered that they shared very different views regarding immigration, however, the same individuals that sought her husband now seek her to kill her.
There is an interesting discussion on immigration laws that takes place in the novel, touching on the many controversial views, as well as immigration from a biblical perspective. Although Mills did not treat the topic as deeply as she could have, it again made me think, and honestly, want to learn more about the subject.
Both were decent stories and good light reads, and I look forward to completing the third in the series.
So far, I would give the series three stars.